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Monday Movies at Caley’s Cocoa Café, Monday 2nd February

Monday Movies at Caley’s Cocoa Café, Monday 2nd February

0 on January 28, 2015, 4:41 pm

Monday Movies returns to Caley’s Cocoa Café next week, giving customers the opportunity to enjoy archive film alongside their hot chocolate as part of the monthly screening event. Caley’s Cocoa Café, based in The Guildhall, was last year taken on by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), helping to keep alive another well-loved Norwich heritage brand following the Trust’s […]

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Extra help and advice on offer at Norfolk libraries for people living with dementia

Extra help and advice on offer at Norfolk libraries for people living with dementia

0 on January 28, 2015, 4:23 pm

Extra support for people, carers and families living with dementia will be available in Norfolk libraries from next week. Hundreds of new books offering information and advice and recommended by health experts, as well as people with experience of living with dementia, will be free for people to borrow from Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service from Monday 2nd […]

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King’s Lynn Library & New Anglia Growth Hub helping growing businesses in West Norfolk

King’s Lynn Library & New Anglia Growth Hub helping growing businesses in West Norfolk

0 on January 28, 2015, 3:49 pm

The New Anglia Growth Hub, which provides free face-to-face business support, is pleased to co-host an event with King’s Lynn Library for business owners seeking advice and resources to help their businesses grow. The event is free and takes place in the library on the 3rd March 2015 from 10:00am – 12pm, with teas and coffees provided. Business owners are […]

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Breckland

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 27th January 2015

0 on January 28, 2015, 3:45 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 27th January 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application […]

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Wanted: People Who Make A Difference to join Friends of NNUH

Wanted: People Who Make A Difference to join Friends of NNUH

0 on January 28, 2015, 8:01 am

A hospital charity is seeking new Trustees so that it can expand and help even more patients and families. The Friends of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a group of volunteers who fundraise on behalf of the hospital. The money raised is distributed in grants to departments and wards for specific items that will help to improve the […]

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‘Our Day Out’; caring for carers in Breckland too

‘Our Day Out’; caring for carers in Breckland too

0 on January 28, 2015, 7:57 am

A new Breckland Council initiative has been announced that will support the aims of Norfolk Dementia Friendly Day and address an area frequently overlooked under current provision, the needs of those who care for people with dementia. It is estimated that there are about 670,000* people in the UK acting as primary carers for people with dementia and, with an […]

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Proud day as Norfolk Record Office awarded national quality standard

Proud day as Norfolk Record Office awarded national quality standard

0 on January 27, 2015, 6:02 am

The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has joined world renowned collections such as National Records of Scotland and London Metropolitan Archives by being awarded the coveted Archive Service Accreditation making it the only accredited archive in Norfolk. The UK wide quality standard, awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee representing the entire archive sector, recognises good performance in all areas […]

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Better Broadband for Norfolk programme answers county’s need for speed as multimillion pound extension announced

Better Broadband for Norfolk programme answers county’s need for speed as multimillion pound extension announced

0 on January 27, 2015, 2:00 am

Even more homes and businesses in Norfolk will benefit from access to faster broadband as the successful Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme is set for a multimillion pound extension. It was announced today (Tuesday, 27 January) that a £17.9 million deal has been signed by Norfolk County Council and BT for a further major increase in the extensive network […]

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Pictured are Members of UK Youth Parliament from the East of England – Toby Jeffery (Suffolk), Emily Fox (Norfolk),
Jaymey McIvor (Essex), Chloe Hunt (Norfolk), Emily Fisher (Peterborough) and Annie Baldwin (Norfolk) – 
with Rt Hon Baroness Hayman, Baroness Howarth of Breckland and Eleanor Laing MP. © UK Parliament/Roger Harris

Norfolk members of UK Youth Parliament commemorate 750th anniversary of Montfort’s Parliament

0 on January 26, 2015, 2:28 pm

On Thursday 22 January, UK Parliament hosted a special event in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the parliament called by Simon De Montfort, which met from January to mid-March 1265. Forty Members from both Houses of Parliament, representing the whole of the UK, as well as their respective representatives from the UK Youth […]

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Motorists reminded – “ignore your mobile . . . why wouldn’t you?”

Motorists reminded – “ignore your mobile . . . why wouldn’t you?”

0 on January 26, 2015, 2:12 pm

Don’t be surprised to see a big flashing mobile phone cropping up on Norfolk’s roads from this week. It is part of the latest enforcement and promotional campaign being run by the Think! Norfolk road safety partnership to remind drivers that using a mobile when behind the wheel is one of the biggest causes of accidents and fatalities on our […]

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Norfolk’s Dementia Friendly Day 28th January – Carers urged to seek support

Norfolk’s Dementia Friendly Day 28th January – Carers urged to seek support

0 on January 26, 2015, 2:07 pm

A carers’ agency in Norfolk is today urging anyone who is struggling to look after someone with dementia, to take up the information, help and support that’s available in their local community. An estimated 16,400 people in Norfolk and Waveney have dementia, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and the number is set to increase by 9,000 over the next 20 years.* […]

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Monty the penguin moves house to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Monty the penguin moves house to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

1 on January 23, 2015, 3:04 pm

Following the success of the John Lewis Christmas 2014 advert, the star of the show, Monty the Penguin is moving to his new home at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. NNUH won the opportunity to provide Monty with a new home following a competition. Monty spent his festive break in the toy department at the Norwich John Lewis store […]

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Breckland Weekly crime summary 15th to 21st January 2015

Breckland Weekly crime summary 15th to 21st January 2015

0 on January 23, 2015, 8:24 am

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley This week’s Home Watch message draws your attention to the fact that we are still receiving reports of dwelling burglaries. They are sporadic, which makes it difficult for the police to anticipate where the offenders might strike next and plan appropriately. On this basis, this week’s message is a plea for you the public […]

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I am from Barcelona

Don’t mention the – Murder?

on January 22, 2015, 11:06 am

Meet Basil (a host like no other!) for an unforgettable evening when some of the best loved characters from the nation’s favourite TV hotel ‘Fawlty Towers’ take up residence across Breckland with support from the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. Audience members join as guests at Basil and Sybil’s event to host a ‘Gala Get-it-together’ for a TV […]

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Breckland

Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 20th January 2015

on January 21, 2015, 11:54 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 20th January 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application […]

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